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SODDEN: The view from above Titoki Golf Course shows how close floodwaters came to the residential area in Whangamata south.
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SPILLING OVER: The Ramarama Stream at Whiritoa overflowed its banks.
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HAPPINESS IS: Paddle boarding in the swollen Tairua River.
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NO GOLD TODAY: From Whangamata's Titoki Golf Course looking over Whangamata and out to sea.
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BEDRAGGLED: Even the birds, like this female blackbird, were fed up with all the rain at the weekend.
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WEATHER FOR DUCKS: Mum, Dad and the babies enjoy a swim through a paddock at Opoutere . . .
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COVER PHOTO: Flooding in the Tairua Valley on Monday closed SH25 at Hikuai and the road from SH25 to Pauanui for much of the day. PHOTO/Peter West